Knowledge Identifier: +Liam_Fox
Born in 1961.
Countries: United Kingdom (53%), Afghanistan (10%), (8%)
Linked to: Secretary of State for Defence, Chairman of the Conservative Party, North Somerset, British Army
While studying medicine at Glasgow University in the early 1980s, Fox resigned his position on the university's Students Representative Council in protest at the council passing a motion condemning the decision of the university's Glasgow University Union not to allow a gay students society to join the union
He studied medicine at the University of Glasgow Medical School, graduating with MB ChB degrees in 1983
Thereafter, in July 1994, he was appointed an Assistant Government Whip
He was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1996 to 1997
Conservative Party (UK) - Since 1997, a debate has continued within the party between 'modernisers' such as Alan Duncan, who believe that the Conservatives should modify their public stances on social issues, and 'traditionalists' such as Liam Fox and Owen Paterson, who believe that the party should remain faithful to its traditional conservative platform
Fox was made co-chairman of the party by Michael Howard when he became party leader in November 2003
David Cameron - In the first ballot of Conservative MPs on 18 October 2005, Cameron came second, with 56 votes, slightly more than expected; David Davis had fewer than predicted at 62 votes; Liam Fox came third with 42 votes and Kenneth Clarke was eliminated with 38 votes.
David Cameron - In the second ballot on 20 October 2005, Cameron came first with 90 votes; David Davis was second, with 57, and Liam Fox was eliminated with 51 votes.
In July 2007 he travelled to Iran
In January 2009, referring to Israel, he said, "British support for any ally is never unqualified
In late June 2016, Fox announced on LBC that he intended to run for the leadership of the Conservative party once again
Greg Clark - At the Privy Council meeting ratifying May's cabinet appointments on 15 July 2016, Clark was mistakenly appointed as the President of the Board of Trade instead of Liam Fox